Amazon had Laphroaig Quarter Cask on sale for the same price as 10 year old - I prefer 10 year old. I find that Quarter Cask is just so much stronger that it seems to have less taste for me.Laphroaig 10 in the UK is bottled at 40% and here at 43% but the difference isn't that much. My current Laphroaig 10 tastes less peaty than a 40% miniature I got from the UK. True there's always some batch variation with single malts so could be that, just a very disappointing batch it seems. I personally think Ardbeg 10 is a better product. I'd still love to try cask strength Laphroaig. I have just about 3/4 of a bottle of Laphroaig quarter cask I'll probably try to give away at some point, I just don't like it as it tastes like the stout cask of Jamesons caskmates to me.
Will keep an eye out to try the Suntory Toki if I get a chance, always nice to find something that is really different.
Suntory Toki is floral. It is difficult to explain because it is so unlike other whiskies. Not smoky at all, a lot lighter than Laphroaig. No peatiness, more more floral aroma, probably more sweetness too.
I'll try Ardbeg, thanks.